Touching Tributes, Leslie Knope Gifs and More Ways the Internet is Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's Day: The Internet Celebrates
Emma Watson at the HeForShe campaign launch.
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03/08/2016 AT 02:15 PM EST

All across the world today, people are marching, doodling, and lighting up landmarks in honor of International Women's Day.

The annual day aims to celebrate "the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity."

The celebrations, of course, are amping up on social media platforms.

Celebrities including Sophia Bush, Ellie Goulding and Ariana Grande signed on to open up about what the special occasion means to them, and what they hope we can accomplish for women in the future:


A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on

And, in Ricky Gervais' case, use Twitter to shut down the uninformed critics:

Other stars used the day to recognize the women who have had a personal impact on their lives:

Happy #internationalwomensday to my favourite woman in the world hope I make you as happy as u make me X

A photo posted by Liam Payne (@fakeliampayne) on

Celebrating my mom today. #InternationalWomensDay

A photo posted by Cindy Crawford (@cindycrawford) on

And some, like Kerry Washington and Kylie Jenner, kept their support simple:

Elsewhere on the Twitterverse, users are sharing messages of empowerment, support and reflection:

And just a little bit of humor:

How are you celebrating International Women's Day? Tell us in the comments below!
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